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Windows 7: win7/firefox issue

13 Jan 2012   #11

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
I bet you, its flash...I've been having this problem on and off every so often. Opening Task Manager and killing "plugin-container.exe" seems to help revive Firefox from its hang up.
Seems to have done the trick.
Is something I'll have to do often?

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13 Jan 2012   #12

Windows 7

Still doing it.

Anyone able to tell me how to identify the culprit?

I'm guessing using the Event Viewer but I'm not experienced with it at all.
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14 Jan 2012   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Open Device Manager & check the USB connections.
If you have a wireless mouse. check the battery
If you have another mouse handy try it .
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14 Jan 2012   #14

Windows 7

Wired mouse, already tried a different one.
No change.
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14 Jan 2012   #15

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FrankZ View Post
Is something I'll have to do often?
Until Adobe or Mozilla fixes what ever is going on, you'll have to do it often.
You could use "Flashblock" to prevent flash from loading without your permission.
That should cut back the amount you have to kill plugin-container.exe.
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14 Jan 2012   #16

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit

Have you checked that your Flash plug-in is up-to-date?

Firefox Plugin Check

There must be something about the setup of your PC that is causing the problem though (some weird interaction).
My FF 9.0.1 (+ Flash) doesn't have the problem you describe.

NoScript is another add-on which will block javascript and as an extra bonus, Flash.
That should also help protect you from dodgy websites.
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